AZA Board-Approved Policies & Position Statements

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BOARD-APPROVED POLICIES




Animal Management:

Non-native Invasive Species
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2003

AZA Policy on Responsible Population Management:
Acquisitions, Transfers and Transitions by Zoos & Aquariums
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2014

Animal Programs:

Full Participation in the Species Survival Plan Program
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2009

Sustainability Partner Policy in the Species Survival Plan Program
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2009; updated in 2014

Species Survival Plan Animal Program Reconciliation
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2009

Conservation:

AZA Board Resolution
Resolution approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2013

Drive Fisheries
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2004 

Reintroduction of Animals Born or Held in Captivity
Guidelines approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 1992

Climate Change
Position statement approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2013

Climate Change White Paper 
White paper supporting the position statement approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2013

Palm Oil 
Position statement approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2014

Rattlesnake Roundups
Position statement approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 1999

Ethics:

Code of Professional Ethics
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 1976

Health, Husbandry, & Welfare:

Animal Contact with the General Public
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 1997

Presentation of Animals
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2008

Program Animals
Policy approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2011

Apes in Media and Commercial Performances
White paper approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2008

Inbreeding for Rare Alleles
White paper approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2011

Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance
Guidelines approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2003

Research and Technology:

AZA Research Priorities
White paper approved by the AZA Board of Directors in March 2012

Evolution
Position statement approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2006

Safety:

Maximizing Occupational Safety of Elephant Care Professionals
Policy updated by the AZA Board of Directors in 2014